UPDATE 1-No sign of Eritrea mutineers as calm returns
* Mutineers stormed information ministry on Monday
* Demanded release of political prisoners
* One-party state shunned internationally
By Richard Lough
NAIROBI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Dissident Eritrean soldiers who had seized the information ministry were gone on Tuesday and calm returned to the capital, Asmara, an Eritrean envoy and Western diplomat said.
The soldiers took over the ministry on Monday to demand the release of thousands of political prisoners, a sign of a deepening rift between some factions of the military and the secretive country's president, Isaias Afewerki.
Eritrea's envoy to South Africa said there had been a "small incident" at the ministry but that order had been restored.
"The situation in Asmara and elsewhere is no different from any other day," Salih Omar Abdu told Reuters. State television was back on air. Its main headline was heavy snow in Paris.
It was unclear how order had been restored in the one-party state, where dissent is typically dealt with harshly. Continued...